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How to Use Color to Correct Interiors in Your Home

When my wife and I bought our current house we knew going that there was a need to correct the interior layout and design of our home. The previous owners weren’t the greatest of decorators which was obvious by the brown and orange floral wallpaper pattern in the master bedroom and the fact that they […]

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When my wife and I bought our current house we knew going that there was a need to correct the interior layout and design of our home. The previous owners weren’t the greatest of decorators which was obvious by the brown and orange floral wallpaper pattern in the master bedroom and the fact that they painted the baseboard heating vents baby blue. No I’m not kidding.

Besides general redecorating there were one or two rooms whose layout just didn’t fit right with the rest of the home. I’m not exactly Mr. Handyman either so reconstruction wasn’t an option.

What we did discover is there are some things you can do with paint color and the color of your furniture and decor that can help correct some of the interior faults in your home. The video below is a quick guide to getting started and you might be surprised to see how color can make a room with a low ceiling feel bigger or make a small room seem spacious.

This video and a playlist of other videos on building a color palette for your home are available on Coldwell Banker On Location.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SChwOKurdKA

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

  • http://www.troonscottsdaleaz.com/ Troon Homes

    Thanks for the info. I definitely enjoy getting all of the color tips I possibly can because it's so true that color can either make or break a room. Sometimes even just having accent colors that flow properly can make a HUGE difference.

    • http://blog.coldwellbanker.com Coldwell Banker

      Thanks so much for the comment and glad you enjoyed the post. Knowing how color can impact a room is more important than you think especially when searching for a home. If you know how color can change a room you can look at a house that might have a room that’s not so great and realize how adding a splash of color can make a ton of difference.

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